Cabin Boy

Cabin Boy

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Director: Adam Resnick

Cast: Adam Resnick, Chris Elliott, Ritch Brinkley, James Gammon

     
 

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The high seas are set for high laughs in the wacky Chris Elliot comedy Cabin Boy. The film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and features a very attractive picture. The film displays a vast array of colors and black levels, each finely detailed and sharp. Besides the slightest amount of dirt and edge enhancement in the image, this transfer appears toSee more details below

Overview

The high seas are set for high laughs in the wacky Chris Elliot comedy Cabin Boy. The film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and features a very attractive picture. The film displays a vast array of colors and black levels, each finely detailed and sharp. Besides the slightest amount of dirt and edge enhancement in the image, this transfer appears to be in excellent condition. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround in English and sounds better than expected. While directional effects are lacking, the fidelity of the track is very clear with both the front and center speakers utilized thoroughly. All aspects of the mix are free of any excessive hiss or distortion. No alternate soundtracks are included on this edition of Cabin Boy. Sadly, this DVD is swimming in a barrel of chum -- not a single extra feature is available on this disc.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Though detractors of Chris Elliott should be warned to maintain a safe distance from the film that offered him in his first leading fancy-lad role, those who can appreciate his bizarre, sometimes mean-spirited sense of humor are in for a treat if they're willing to give this film a chance. Critically disembowelled upon initial release and destined for cult status, this love-it-or-hate-it high-seas comedy is sure to entertain fans of Elliott's all-too-short-lived television series Get a Life. Utilizing the same off-kilter humor and outlandish dialogue that drew Get a Life such a loyal cult following, Elliott populates his otherworldly comedy with such absurd characters as a giant tobacco-chewing cupcake and a half-man/half-shark, all the while offering a protagonist who is neither endearing or sympathetic and salty crew of sea-faring rogues who take pleasure in humiliating him. Though it's often said that a film needs a protagonist who can win the affection of the audience, the absence of such a character is exactly what makes the humor in Cabin Boy so effective. With his snide comments and snippy attitude, the humor lies in the fact that the audience wants to see Elliott's self-important fancy-lad cut down to size and then some. Produced by Tim Burton and bearing his influence in its colorful and bizarre look, the film also possesses an endearingly synthetic visual scheme that lends it a notably surreal quality.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/03/2002
UPC:
0786936188110
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:20:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris Elliott Nathanial Mayweather
Ritch Brinkley Captain Greybar
James Gammon Paps
Brian Doyle-Murray Skunk
Brion James Big Teddy
Russ Tamblyn Chocki
Melora Walters Trina
Ann Magnuson Calli
Ricki Lake Figurehead
Sharon Bialy Actor
Debi Manwiller Actor
Alfred Molina Actor
Richard Pagano Actor
I.M. Hobson Headmaster Timmons
Alex Nevil Thomas
Jim Cummings Cupcake
Mike Starr Mulligan
David Sterry Lance
David Letterman Old Salt in Fishing Village
Andy Richter Kenny

Technical Credits
Adam Resnick Director,Screenwriter
Stephen Alesch Set Decoration/Design
Colleen Atwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Barry Bernardi Executive Producer
Sharon Bialy Casting
Tim Burton Producer
Denise Di Novi Producer
John S. Engel Production Designer
Roberta J. Holinko Set Decoration/Design
Steven G. Legler Production Designer
Daniel Lomino Art Director
Debi Manwiller Casting
Jon Poll Editor
Nanci B. Roberts Art Director
Steve White Executive Producer
Steve Yaconelli Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/Graduation [8:14]
2. Would You Like to Buy a Monkey? [9:04]
3. A Fancy Lad [7:08]
4. Bad Mojo [6:07]
5. A Little Rope [8:31]
6. Fishstick Kitties [6:48]
7. Dancy, Boy, Dance [4:38]
8. The Rhyme or Reason [5:17]
9. A Cabin Man [7:16]
10. Mulligan [7:09]
11. Hawiee [4:24]
12. A Boat to Catch/End Credits [5:26]

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